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Coastal Barndominium Kits & Floor Plans

Designing Coastal Barndominiums – Storm-Tested Kits & Floor Plans

As the barndominium movement goes mainstream, with homeowners building barn-esque custom homes and converting agricultural buildings into stunning modern dwellings, coastal demand for Barndo’s has skyrocketed up and down the eastern coastline. Yet building near hurricane-prone shorelines comes with structural considerations. That’s where services like Buildmax shine through custom coastal-optimized plans and wind-rated barndo kits.


Specialized Coastal Barndominium Design Needs

Building barndos capable of withstanding pounding shoreline winds, storm surges, and salt air decay means tailoring the buildings beyond conventional construction.

Some key specialized design factors include:


Reinforced Foundations – Elevating floor heights above floodplains while hardening slab, piling or pier support integrity to prevent shifting.

Robust Framing – Interlocking steel interior structural frames engineered to rigid “bunker” standards rated to 135+ mph winds.

Impact-Resistant Exteriors – Limited porous surface area using concrete, stucco, brick and metal siding panels designed to abate wind pressure as well as storm debris damage.

Immune Moisture Barriers – Waterproof sheathing layers beneath finishes to fully seal out moisture and prevent replacement material degradation long-term.

Emergency Equipment – Many coastal barndo owners integrate heavy storm shutters, generators, as well as lockable storm equipment storage on-site.

Finding Resilient Plans & Structural Solutions

For owners seeking resilient barndo builds immune to shoreline extremes, services like offer two major resources:

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Coastal-Specific Floor Plans – From compact coastal cottages to sprawling multigenerational layouts, their plan designers provide various templates optimized for storm-prone environments relating to space syntax, utilities routing and heterogeneous materials.

Wind & Load-Rated Steel Frame Kits – These pre-engineered interlocking steel interior structural skeletons assemble rapidly on-site, integrating hardcore reinforced concrete anchors. Builders simply infill the framework with resilient finishes to establish fortified foundations tested to withstand extreme weather events.

Steel framing packaged and ready for delivery

By collaborating with specialty services attuned to the unique structural & lifespan demands coastal barndominium sites mandate, shoreline dwellers can stylishly inhabit reinvented agricultural spaces debugged against corrosion, supercharged winds and pounding waves for decades on end. The technology and design means exist – even on stormy shores – to Build heirloom barndos passing aesthetic joy between generations despite what tumultuous weather may come.

Aaron Scott
Aaron Scott
Aaron Scott is a freelance writer and researcher that has written hundreds of articles for online companies in the area of construction, design, finance and automotive. He's a Southern boy that enjoys creek fishing, hunting and camping. He's rarely seen without his trusted beagle hound "Scooter"
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